Lead Engineer, MPP Query Engine

San Mateo, CA | Engineering

Job Description

At Platfora, we are leading the way in building an interactive, fully integrated, big data analytics platform complete with Hadoop and Spark based data extraction and transformations, high-performance MPP in-memory query processing, and rich visualizations.  This role involves working with a top-notch team to architect and build features in the MPP columnar query engine.

Skills Needed

In addition to an enjoyment of a collaborative, open and synergistic working environment, you should have...

  • A strong background in database internals, query processing, and distributed systems.
  • Several years industry experience building and delivering high-performance data processing engines.
  • Excellent coding skills, Java and Linux expertise, good grasp of SQL and BI/data warehousing concepts.
  • Good troubleshooting skills and willingness to help the field and customer support teams, as needed.
  • An ability to juggle priorities and make the right tradeoffs in feature content and timely delivery of features while ensuring customer success and technology leadership for the company.
  • A BS in Computer Science.   

Nice to have's

  • Familiarity with Hadoop components and processing frameworks
  • PhD in Computer Science
  • Startup experience

Tags: Java, Scala, Hadoop, Spark, Open Source, Apache, query processing, database internals, distributed systems, business intelligence, big data, data warehousing, enterprise software

About Platfora

Platfora is the #1 native Big Data Analytics platform for Hadoop. Platfora puts big data directly into the hands of line-of-business people through self-service analytics that help them uncover new opportunities that were once impossible or impractical.

We have assembled a uniquely diverse engineering team with experience ranging from academic and industrial research to building and delivering cutting-edge software.  Our product is an integrated interactive big-data analytics platform, complete with Hadoop and Spark-based data crunching capabilities, a proprietary distributed in-memory analytic query engine, and a novel browser-based data visualization layer. We are backed by the biggest names in venture capital.  

Leading organizations such as Thomson Reuters, Citi, Disney, Edmunds.com, Groupon, Opower, Riot Games, Sears, Vivint and The Washington Post use Platfora.


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